As Fresh as Yesterday in your Glass
Glug W1729 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2016
Region:Adelaide Hills, South Australia
I like this wine as it has picked up further drinking interest from being stored for four years in large temperature-controlled tanks; think of red wine in barrels, to get the idea. Thus it’s a major discovery by Benjamin, being more complex and richer than a 2020 vintage. The bush-fires and smoke taint in the Adelaide Hills just prior to Vintage 2020 wiped-out our supply so we are pleased to have found this special substitute.
I first noted the taste advantage wines developed that had been slowly aged in giant tanks when I purchased for the Sydney retailer Theos. Technical advances in the winery, particularly the use of stelvin caps for whites and inert gas caps over big tanks, mean customers gain further drinking interest without risk of oxidation.